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5 Seasons Westside Nouveau Thor

5 Seasons Westside Nouveau Thor
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Vintage 9.15.09

This beer is a Belgo-Imperial Stout aged in a new French Oak barrel for over 7 months. The Belgain yeast imparts flavors of dark fruits – plumb, cherry, red apple – which blend nicely with the dark malt’s chocolate notes. The French oak adds a new dimension and is a nice backdrop for all of the other flavors. As it continues to age sherry-like flavors develop and gain more prominence.

The rum and oak marry perfectly with the deep fruit and roasted notes from the beer.

Grain: floor-malted Maris Otter, Munich malt, flaked barley, oats, roasted barley, chocolate malt, crystal malt, honey malt, Special B, aromatic malt

Hops: Willamette, East Kent Golding

OG: 21.5 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Thor, Nouveau
Date: May 27, 2010
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: solid black, big tan head
Aroma: big roasted oak aroma, fruity sweetness, hint of fruit inspired tartness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, lots of sweet fruity esters, dark fruits, nice touch of oak, bitterness follows the roasted
Overall: oak is much more prominant in the aroma than the flavor but adds a nice complexity to the flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Black with a fizzy light brown head. Good strong whiskey chocolate and oak aroma. Tastes of chocolate caramel roasted coconut and whiskey taste with an alcoholic finish.

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